Local shops and caterers offering deliveries or click-and-collect services are listed on the food shopping & takeaways page. There is also a list of other kosher shops throughout north west London which can be downloaded and a list of restaurants open for takeaways.
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Welcome to Belmont online!
Belmont Synagogue is an orthodox community of six hundred families in north-west London founded in the mid-1960s. We have a wide range of communal activities including daily services, educational programmes and special activities for all age groups.
The community is led by Rabbi Marc Levene and his wife Lisa, as well as Chair, Barbara Mazliah, and a Board of Management.
No longer one of the best kept secrets in the United Synagogue, we are surrounded by excellent Jewish primary and secondary schools.
Belmont is also surrounded by an eruv, which connects to other local eruvim and makes it easier to celebrate Shabbat with friends and family.
You will find more about Belmont on this website but the best way to get to know us it to visit. We promise you a very warm welcome.
Events today at Belmont - Tuesday 2 June
4:00pm Seniors' afternoon tea
Join our lively discussion with Rabbi Levene and your friends from Belmont... bring your own tea! This afternoon's topic will be "chance encounters or events." We look forward to seeing you on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87467730265
Meeting ID: 874 6773 0265
The next "tea" will be on 23rd June.
As set out on this page services are currently not taking place.
Kabbalat Shabbat 22 May
If you can't come to us we'll come to you! Go to Rabbi Levene's Facebook page at 7:10pm
Shabbat 22/23 May
Light Shabbat candles between 7:16pm and 8:42pm
Shabbat begins 8:42pm
Shacharit can be from around 3:34am to around 12:57pm
Mincha can be from around 1:37pm to around 8:56pm
Musaf davening ”together” 11.00am
Shabbat ends 9:58 pm
Maariv from around 10:03pm
Let's pray together
On Shabbat lets all pray the Musaf Amidah together as a community at 11.00 in the morning – just knowing we are altogether at the same time will be a wonderful feeling.
Click here for a Shabbat sermon from Rabbi Levene
Click here to download this week's version of Daf HaShavua
Click here to download a D'var Torah from the Chief Rabbi
Please click here to download a printable timetable of all the events we have planned for this month. If anyone has questions about using the technology to access these events, please do call the office number and we will try to help where possible.
We have also produced a list of links used for the recurring events/series that we hold. This list can be found here. It is a Word document to give you flexibility. You can save it to your desktop, your mobile device or your computer files, or you can copy the list directly to your phone/computer notes, etc. The idea is to avoid you having to scroll through old emails to find links for events. One-off events (speakers, entertainment, etc) will each still have an individual link.
WOW monthly broadcast
WOW offers a women's WhatsApp monthly broadcast - a five minute Jewish thought, direct to your phone. To register please email Lisa Levene directly with your number or call Sharon in the office on 020 8426 0104.
Ladies' Discussion Group
This term's course will be running via Zoom. The sessions will run on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am. The Zoom details are the same each week. Please click or tap here. Meeting ID: 718 5267 5726. All ladies of the community are welcome to join.
We hope that you and your families are all safe and well, as we continue to traverse the very challenging Coronavirus pandemic.
Following the Prime Minister's broadcast on 10 May, the Chief Rabbi has made it clear that the guiding principle to any changes to the current closure of all US Synagogues and associated policies will be to protect life – pikuach nefesh.
The United Synagogue’s view is that there will be no changes to Synagogue operations and all their present policies remain in place, including, sadly, the full closure of our shul buildings. According to the content of the Prime Minister’s address, relaxing of certain outdoor activities does not allow for Minyanim outside.
Whilst every day that we do not open our shul is painful, it is essential that we follow a cautious path centred on the wellbeing of our members, staff and volunteers.
As we announced previously and as you will see from this letter from the Chief Rabbi, it is with a heavy heart that we must close the doors of our precious shul.
It is unfathomable that it has come to this, but until further notice, there will be no more services whether that be during the week, Shabbat or Pesach.
The Chief Rabbi has told us quite clearly that he himself will be praying at home; it must be noted that he is saying kaddish in his year of aveilut.
So for now, we must pray at home, and turn our homes into the community centres and shuls that we have come so much to rely on here on Vernon Drive.
With this in mind, here are some important things to consider:
Email and web based content will be the new normal for the time being, so please, take the time to read the emails as this will be a crucial way of keeping in touch. We are working on several ideas to connect with you in innovative ways, so please watch this space!
Please God, we should all be blessed with good health and Hashem should save us very quickly from the terrible plague that is crippling the world.
Rabbi Marc Levene